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Defying disability: Gravity car races let kids roll

Families came out to the Snoqualmie Parkway Saturday morning, Sept. 19, to be a part of the third annual Challenge Series Race sponsored by Life Enrichment Options and the Snoqualmie Valley Rotary Club. The challenge race is an event giving children with disabilities a chance to be a co-driver as part of soapbox derby.

North Bend veteran shares his experiences during World War II

You have probably seen him walking in North Bend every morning. Ninety-three-year-old Burt Mann has seen it all. As a World War II veteran, Mann has been all around the globe, from living on the street, to fighting in a war, to owning a business.

Roundabout work under way, over protests

Snoqualmie Tribe opposes Tokul roundabout, Snoqualmie Mayor says 
city followed due process

Sunny days: Solar power finding its way to Snoqualmie homes ?and beyond

Now, more than any other time, might be the best opportunity for Snoqualmie residents to install solar panels on their homes. The city of Snoqualmie is partnering with Northwest Wind and Solar and Northwest SEED (Sustainable Energy for Economic Development) to bring affordable installations of solar energy systems to the community.

Mount Si High School’s Link Crew helps new students get ready for school

Wednesday, Sept. 2, was back to school day for kids all the way from first graders at Cascade View Elementary School, to Seniors at Mount Si High School.

Vintage bike collector shows off his wheels at North Bend Visitor Center

Robert Freeman of North Bend has been involved with biking and the bicycling industry for more than 37 years. Now that he has retired, his focus is on riding and building his extensive collection of vintage bikes. Part of his collection is being shown off to the community as an installation in the North Bend Visitor Information Center.

Snoqualmie Tribe holds rally in opposition to roundabout construction

On Wednesday, Sept. 2 representatives from the Snoqualmie Tribe held a rally in protest of the Tokul roundabout construction project in Snoqualmie. Wednesday was also the sixth anniversary of Snoqualmie Falls being registered at the National Register of Historic Places.

Back-to-school backpacks: ?Churches outfit area children with ?all they need for start of school

Backpacks, school supplies, and brand new shoes were available for pickup last Wednesday at the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank. In collaboration with the King County Library System, local churches, and companies like Costco and Walmart, the Snoqualmie Valley Food Bank hosted a day of resources for kids getting ready to go back to school.

Cultural connections: Snoqualmie Tribe hosts tribal youth at summer camp

When Rhonda Neufang was young, her school wouldn’t allow her to go to attend a tribe camp, because her tribe was not recognized. Because of that experience, she started a youth camp that would allow native kids to go regardless of their tribe affiliation.

Staying in the game: Sports pros share their stories of struggle at Boeing Classic

The TPC Snoqualmie Ridge Golf Course hosted the Boeing Classic last week, bringing professional athletes and fans together again for a week of events and activities, culminating in Sunday’s win by Billy Andrade, with a score of 73, the highest final round score recorded for a Boeing Classic champion.

Sister-city firefighter finds the future in Snoqualmie

In conjunction with the Snoqualmie Sister Cities Association, Peruvian firefighter Patricia Bendezu came to Snoqualmie for 10 days of learning and sharing her culture with the Snoqualmie Fire Department.

Nothing is ‘cool’ about serving minors

As parent-hosted parties for minors have become more popular in recent years, Snoqualmie police are having to educate and warn people about the dangers of serving alcohol to minors.

Preparing? for battle

Get ready for cannon fire, cavalry charges and all the trappings of historic warfare, because the Battle of Snoqualmie is coming to Meadowbrook Farm, the weekend of Aug. 29 and 30.

Timber sports pro giving demonstration at Railroad Days

Local timbersports professional and high school wrestling coach David Moses will demonstrate his sport on Saturday and Sunday in Shady Cove Park.

Steam train restoration underway at museum

The Northwest Railway Museum’s steam program is continuing work on the restoration of two steam locomotives, but neither the former Northern Pacific Railway locomotive 924 or the Baldwin Locomotive Works’ “10-wheeler” locomotive 14 will be running in time for this weekend’s Railroad Days activities.

Hurricanes building up baseball in the Valley

Local semi-pro baseball team, the Snoqualmie Valley Hurricanes, are making some big strides in bringing baseball to the Valley.

Festival names Danny Kolke Grand Marshal

Danny Kolke, founder of Boxley’s Place, has been named Grand Marshal for the Festival at Mount Si.

North Bend man runs half-marathon to raise money for Crohn’s disease research

On July 19, North Bend resident Chris Breeds took part in a half-marathon that raised $2.6 million for Crohn’s disease research and awareness.

New Tent City: homeless encampment moves onto county land

Tent City 4, the roaming homeless encampment that was recently in Preston, has moved just off of Exit 20 on I-90 in the Echo Lake area of Snoqualmie on July 11.